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Old 09-03-06, 08:42 PM   #1
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a few pics of Vagrant

hey everyone...here are a few photographs of the Transition Vagrant i was working on. it weighs about 35lbs i am trying it with 4 cogs at "9 speed spacing"

a quick list of some of the components:

manipoo travis 150 single fork
fsa orbit extreme 1.5 hs
fsa dh-300 stem
fsa dh-400 bars
fsa maximus cranks and isis bb
thomson seatpost
wtb stealth seat
avid juicy 5 brakes (203mm/180mm rotors)
i9 hub/spokes with dt-swiss rims
azonic vigilante 2.5" tires
sram x.9 shifter/derailleur
gamut chain guide
blackspire chain ring
syncros mental ss pedals




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Old 09-03-06, 08:46 PM   #2
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Awesome ride...a hardtail with attitude...
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Old 09-03-06, 08:53 PM   #3
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wow! nice bike!
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Old 09-03-06, 09:13 PM   #4
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Dang that thing looks awesome! Really nice job on building it up!
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Oh crap...she could replace my gf ..

seriously I hate white...really I do...but I can't stop staring...oi....

Transition is kicking ass...good to see another on the board Congrats on the smoking ride
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Old 09-03-06, 09:21 PM   #6
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Looking good man!
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You are going to have to come up and we are going to Freeride.
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please excuse my irgnorance, but why does that bike weigh so much? just a super beefy frame/fork?
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Old 09-04-06, 10:21 AM   #9
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Looks good - can you furnish closeups of rear wheel / cassette setup, thanks very much.
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please excuse my irgnorance, but why does that bike weigh so much? just a super beefy frame/fork?
Rims, wheels, frame and fork.

And honestly i was thinking how light that build was for a decent fr ht.
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its not really my type of thing (what with the weakness in the arms and the whole body in general) but thats a nice lookin ride Congrats..
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Eh, it's ok i spose
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Looking really good. Congrats on the sweet ride.
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what are all those trophys for?
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thanks everyone! now let me see if i can address some of the comments...
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please excuse my irgnorance, but why does that bike weigh so much? just a super beefy frame/fork?
well...for starters i believe the frame and fork come to around 13lbs alone. then the cranks, pedals, and tires/tubes are pretty heavy. although the vigilante 2.5 tires are the lightest i have seen. they are a single ply. the dh fsa stem and bars are kind of heavy.

i actually have some very light weight stuff on the bike. the seat, seatpost, and gamut guide are very light. the i9 hubs and spokes should be light. the dt-swiss fr rims are probably average. 4-cogs should be lighter than 8 or 9 cogs.

i guess i was hoping for a little lighter as well. i don't know if 35lbs is decent or not for this type of bike. it is my first

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Looks good - can you furnish closeups of rear wheel / cassette setup, thanks very much.
the main reason i investigated less cogs is because of the very wide spindle bb i had to use to clear the cranks against the chainstays. it is an fsa 68x123mm isis bb. i was afraid the chain angle would be extreme. however, i wanted the 1x8/9 setup i have grown to like. ...so i wanted to run a smaller group of cogs more "outboard". the chain ring is 34t blackspire and the cogs are 13-17-23-30. i cut the 1 1/4 pvc, which fits perfectly, in a cheap mitre box and fine tuned the widths and tolerances by lapping the pvc rings on a flat plate with sandpaper. they are around 14mm and 6mm i believe. i got them nearly perfect. the thick pvc seems way better than the slim spacers i had purchased specifically for cassettes.

in retrospect, if the i9 hub shell is the same as their ss version (with regards to durability), i think i made a huge mistake. it would have been way trick to get their ss version because it holds 4-cogs. so i would have had and and even stronger wheel because it probably would have been non-dished. something for you to consider if you are thinking of i9 wheels and 4 speeds.




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yes, free_pizza is correct. they are motocross trophies. i purposely make sure they get in the photos
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Very nice machine you got there man. Now go get it all scratched up and dirty!
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Now that....is Awsome! I dig white bikes. What do think of that fork? Oh, and I9,local boys.
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Now that....is Awsome! I dig white bikes. What do think of that fork? Oh, and I9,local boys.
thanks! the fork feels great! it is still breaking in. i know people don't like manitou/answer so i will be truthful and let the forum know if something bad happens to it. otherwise i see no problems.
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thanks! the fork feels great! it is still breaking in. i know people don't like manitou/answer so i will be truthful and let the forum know if something bad happens to it. otherwise i see no problems.
I've been meaning to do a report on my Nixon fork. I've got about 7 hard riding months on it and its held up well,no problems. It could break tomorrow, but so far so good.
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Wow that looks awesome. I'm not typically a big fan of white bikes but that is nicely built.
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Wow I love it! The set up in the back is crazy with the i9 hubs and the 4 cogs.
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